Achieving True Diversity in Contracting

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Achieving True Diversity in Contracting

Posted on November 9th, by American Public University System in About the Public Sector. No Comments

By Dr. Oliver Hedgepeth, Program Director, Government Contracts and Acquisition at American Public University

What should be the focus of diversity in government contracting?  It can be linked to different types of federal, state, or private contracting practices or to hiring minorities in awarding a contract.

Should diversity result from a set of procedures and rules to follow? … Read More »


Is an Umbrella Career Right for You?

Posted on November 9th, by David Shindler in Career Advice. No Comments

Is an umbrella career right for you?

Imagine you are holding a large umbrella. What colour or colours is your umbrella? Is the rain lashing down or is the sun beaming hot rays?

Under your metaphorical umbrella are all your varied interests, the ones that energize you and the ones that don’t, but they pay the bills. … Read More »


The Art of Effective Networking

Posted on November 9th, by Hasib Ahmed in networking/interviewing. No Comments

What does it take to become a master in effective networking? Should you follow up while networking? This article will try to answer all those questions that you have about networking. Read on!

For most, networking is as tough as striking a conversation in a strange party. You know there is a huge chance you will … Read More »


What Is the Best Month to Apply for a Job?

Posted on November 9th, by Juliana Weiss-Roessler in Career Advice. No Comments

Let’s get this out of the way right up front: there is no 100 percent definitive answer to this question. Different industries operate on different schedules and seasons, so May might be the “best” for some of you, while October might be the “best” month for others.

That being said, there’s one month that can actually … Read More »


Resume Keywords Make All the Difference!

Posted on November 9th, by Erin Kennedy in Career Advice. No Comments

Once you finally admit to yourself that you DO in fact still need a resume for your job search, your next step will be to include the right content so that your resume is “found” by employers and recruiters looking for candidates in your field.  So, how do you get “found”? I have one word … Read More »


7 Apps to Free Up Time after Classes

Posted on October 12th, by Jessie Agarwal in education/training. No Comments

There is never enough time after classes to study and spend time with friends! In today’s innovation arranged, quick-paced society students are called upon to juggle different assignments day by day – like lectures, club meetings, gatherings and sports – all while staying active with friends and family through email, cell phones, and … Read More »


Go Beyond Choosing a Career Field

Posted on October 10th, by American Public University System in education/training. 1 Comment

By Jacquelyn Brookins, Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist at American Public University

You’ve reached the finish line. After years of learning new methodologies, skills, and job specific knowledge, you are obtaining a college degree. Whether it’s your Associate’s, Bachelor’s, Master’s or beyond, the degree you sought is a reflection of the direction you have decided to go. … Read More »


KSAs: The Walking Dead of Federal Hiring

Posted on October 10th, by Camille Roberts in education/training. No Comments

Recently, I was working with a client whose job announcement included four Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) in the qualification requirements. As I began to discuss with him the best approach, he quickly informed me that “we don’t have to write KSAs anymore.” I told him that this is only partially true. As of 2010, … Read More »


What Kind of Leader Are You?

Posted on October 10th, by Karen Kimsey-House in on the job. No Comments

When you think of leadership, what images spring to mind?

Perhaps it is the bold visionary standing alone at the helm of the organization brimming with charisma. Or perhaps it is more dictatorial, the boss barking out unquestionable orders subordinates as they scurry about. In either case, this form of leadership is one-dimensional, and in today’s … Read More »


Bad Behavior: Don’t Tolerate It

Posted on October 9th, by Chris Edmonds in on the job. No Comments

Do leaders in your organization tolerate bad behavior from others leaders or individual contributors?

Bad behavior may happen for thousands of reasons, in all kinds of organizations across the globe.

Bad behavior may happen because people want power and control at work. They respond aggressively when their power is threatened.

Bad behavior may happen because of individual’s social … Read More »